HI, I'M DOROTHY
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) specializing in perinatal and postpartum wellness. As a mom, I know just how challenging this work is.
There's a real need for moms to feel supported and not feel they have to take it all on perfectly! In fact, motherhood and perfection should never go together, but sadly this message gets spread to new moms who need to "do easier", not more.
Motherhood is a major life transition and it may bring up stuff from your past, worries about the future, or frustrations about the present. There is no one size fits all therapy for new moms, which is why I tailor my approach to each individual need.
I've been a therapist for 25 years and a mom for a lot longer. You will never hear me simply "uh huh" or nod along passively in our sessions. My goal is to get in there with you, so that you feel supported and moving in the direction you want. My process is active and highly integrative to meet you where you're at so that you're not overwhelmed.
Let's partner up so that you have a safe place to express all of your thoughts (yes, all of them), process your emotions, and learn real coping strategies that that take the pressure (and guilt) off of you.
WHAT I BELIEVE
Humor: Laughter has saved me more times than I can count! I love to laugh with my clients and sometimes that's the best medicine.
Curiosity: Being open minded and curious is how we heal the world.
Nourishment: I love finding new and creative ways to nourish my body through good food, movement, and play!
Individuality: Some of my most favorite people are individuals who embrace who they are. I am often inspired by the uniqueness of each person I meet!
I also believe in YOU! You deserve to be cared for while you're caring for your baby. Reach out for a free 20 minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit!
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
– Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Master of Arts in Psychology Chapman University: Emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling
25 Years of Experience provided mental health services.
Certificate in Internal Family Systems Therapy
Certificates in Postpartum Mood Disorders and Birth Trauma.
Certified Nutritional Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider
Cerified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional